Hours: Primarily weekdays with rotating back up to Intervention Team
Responsible to: Intervention Coordinator/Executive Director
Employment Status: Full-time position, 40 hours/week. This is a grant contract which expires 7/31/17 but has the potential to be renewed.
This position will be out-stationed at a health clinic in Grants Pass and provide support, advocacy and outreach for survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) who are pregnant or newly parenting.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following: Other duties may be assigned.
- Coordinate with Women’s Crisis Support Team staff and health care providers to ensure that eligible clients receive appropriate services.
- Meet with health care providers and consult on cases including best ways to safely contact victims, options for safety planning and dynamics affecting victim and batterer response.
- Provide to health care providers a calendar of times available for client referrals and home visits.
- Preserve the confidentiality of client information and work with staff from partner agencies to understand the importance of confidentiality in advocate services.
- Meet with pregnant or newly parenting women and teens on-site or off site (including home visits, court, another agency, or alternate location to maximize client safety and confidentiality). Provide IPV education, safety planning, advocacy, and referral to appropriate resources and services.
- Coordinate cross-training activities with other WCST staff and partner agencies.
- Coordinate outreach to target population through partner agencies and, as needed, through schools and other community organizations.
- Distribute client satisfaction surveys and return completed forms to WCST weekly. Track numbers of clients served, services provided, and referrals. Provide monthly written report to WCST supervisor.
- Collect data and provide monthly written reports per the requirement to Health Care Provider/WCST and per requirements of the funders.
- Attend WCST staff meetings and scheduled meetings with supervisors, Health Care Provider and Leadership Team.
- Ability to relate to and communicate respectfully with people from diverse backgrounds.
- BA/BS in related field or combination of skills and experience required.
- At least two years of experience in the field of intimate partner violence and health care services.
- Working knowledge of Computers-Word, Excel, email.
- Reading and writing skills which include the ability to access and utilize a variety of resource materials in a timely manner and to maintain accurate, organized records.
- Bilingual English/Spanish Fluency preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of intimate partner violence and the impact on adult and child survivors, including risk of child abuse. Understanding the connection between domestic and sexual violence and other forms of oppression.
- Demonstrated ability to remain calm, make sound decisions, give clear direction and provide strong leadership in crisis situations.
- Demonstrated understanding of safety planning and crisis intervention response.
- Knowledge of community resources and experience accessing resources.
- Successful completion of Women’s Crisis Support Team 40-hour advocacy training program (maybe completed after hiring.)
- Must live or be able to relocate in Josephine County and have a 20-minute response time to TRCH.
A criminal background check will be conducted for all applicants considered for employment through the WCST. Applicant must have transportation, current insurance coverage and a valid driver’s license.
The Women’s Crisis Support Team does not discriminate on the basis of cultural affiliation, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, age, sex, gender-orientation, physical ability, national origin, religious or political belief.